Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Karl Mayer's RDJ 5/1 machine sets trends in making shoes
Karl Mayer's RDJ 5/1 machine sets trends in making shoes
19
Jan '17
Karl Mayer, Germany’s leading textile machinery company, has launched the RDJ 5/1 machine, setting new efficiency standards in multicoloured sports shoes. Sports and leisure shoes are the real trendsetters in the shoe sector with new materials and designs. The innovation cycles are largely influenced by double-bar raschel technology (DR technology).

These warp knitting machines with two needle bars produce spacer textiles that have become firm favourites for manufacturing the footwear worn by sports enthusiasts and fashion-conscious people alike. More and more designs are being produced, thanks to the use of piezo jacquard technology.

An RDJ 5/1 machine is the basis for this new trend. This machine operates in a gauge of E 24, and a needle gauge of E 22 is also available. It features a specific technical configuration and the distance between the trick plates is just 2 millimetre. The distance between the knock-over comb bars can generally be set at between 2 and 8 millimetre. The multicoloured threading arrangement is particularly remarkable. The jacquard bar is threaded with black yarn, whilst the ground guide bars process the red yarn for the inside of the fabric and also yellow and blue yarn for the outer side. This flexible warp preparation machine combines direct and sectional warping, and thus enables multicoloured sectional warp beams to be produced efficiently and in a wide range of colours.

To produce an attractive, brightly coloured shoe fabric, the multi-coloured sectional warp beams are processed by the ground guide bars on both sides of the fabric to produce a design having a dense construction. The jacquard bar places the black yarn to suit the lapping, and swings backwards and forwards between the needle bars in order to do this. The pattern is, therefore, based on a specific combination of colours and not, as previously, on the production of holes of varying sizes at different locations.

This flat, hardwearing, double-layered fabric not only has a modern look with a variety of different designs, it can also be produced extremely efficiently. At a speed of roughly 740 courses per minute and a working width of 138”, the RDJ 5/1 can produce the fabric for up to 150 pairs of shoes per hour – much more than can be produced by circular weft knitting machines, not to mention flat weft knitting machines. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Aditya Birla

Textiles | On 20th Jun 2018

'Growth of VSF yarn industry is difficult'

Growth for the viscose filament yarn (VSF) yarn industry is...

Comfort USP of Sensitive Fabrics range of Eurojersey Spa

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Jun 2018

Comfort USP of Sensitive Fabrics range of Eurojersey Spa

Italian company Eurojersey Spa will present in 2019 new embossing...

Courtesy: Coolvision

Textiles | On 20th Jun 2018

FiberVisions to show new range of CoolVisions fibre at OR

FiberVisions, an Indorama Ventures company, is set to present a new...

Interviews View All

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Tom Adeyoola

Describing itself as the best body shape and garment fit company in the...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search